Napping



[nap] /næp/

verb (used without object), napped, napping.
1.
to sleep for a short time; doze.
2.
to be off one’s guard:
The question caught him napping.
verb (used with object), napped, napping.
3.
to sleep or doze through (a period of time, an activity, etc.) (usually followed by away):
I napped the afternoon away. He naps away most of his classes.
noun
4.
a brief period of sleep, especially one taken during daytime:
Has the baby had her nap?
[nap] /næp/
noun
1.
the short fuzzy ends of fibers on the surface of cloth, drawn up in napping.
2.
any downy coating, as on plants.
verb (used with object), napped, napping.
3.
to raise a nap on.
/næp/
verb (intransitive) naps, napping, napped
1.
to sleep for a short while; doze
2.
to be unaware or inattentive; be off guard (esp in the phrase catch someone napping)
noun
3.
a short light sleep; doze
/næp/
noun
1.

2.
any similar downy coating
3.
(Austral, informal) blankets, bedding
verb naps, napping, napped
4.
(transitive) to raise the nap of (cloth, esp velvet) by brushing or similar treatment
/næp/
noun
1.
Also called napoleon. a card game similar to whist, usually played for stakes
2.
a call in this card game, undertaking to win all five tricks
3.
(horse racing) a tipster’s choice for an almost certain winner
4.
go nap

5.
(Austral, slang) not to go nap on, to hold in disfavour
6.
nap hand, a position in which there is a very good chance of success if a risk is taken
verb naps, napping, napped
7.
(transitive) (horse racing) to name (a horse) as likely to win a race
n.

“action of sleeping,” Old English hneappunge, verbal noun from nap (v.).
n.

“downy surface of cloth,” mid-15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German noppe “nap, tuft of wool,” probably introduced by Flemish cloth-workers. Cognate with Old English hnoppian “to pluck,” ahneopan “pluck off,” Old Swedish niupa “to pinch,” Gothic dis-hniupan “to tear.”

“short spell of sleep,” c.1300, from nap (v.). With take (v.) from c.1400.
v.

Old English hnappian “to doze, sleep lightly,” of unknown origin, apparently related to Old High German hnaffezan, German dialectal nafzen, Norwegian napp. Related: Napped; napping.

“to furnish with a nap, raise the nap of,” 1610s, from nap (n.1).
1.
Napoli-Capodichino Airport
2.
network access point
3.
neutrophil activating protein
see: catch napping

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